If you invited me over for dinner, I'd be intensely curious about your makeup and skincare collection, and I'd have to reign myself in from peeking inside your medicine cabinet. I have always enjoyed magazine articles that show what's inside the makeup artist's or editor's bag. I equally enjoy blog articles that provide glimpse into the author's secret world.
In the interest of quid pro quo, I thought I'd provide a peek into my "tart it up" station, which sits in the southwest corner of my house and gets wonderful afternoon light: It's here that I apply makeup, pluck eyebrows, scrutinize the condition of my skin, and style my hair.
The following photos represent the bulk of my beauty contents, though some spillover items reside in a tiny train case called Purgatory. That case holds almost-never used items that should be binned, swapped, or sold--yet I keep them around because what if I needed one of them again? I hope I am not the only person on the planet who repurchased an identical item because of Swapper's/Tosser's Remorse™. Even more silly is my new obsession with retaining empty boxes in which the item was packaged. You can see my bag of boxes in the corner in the first photo. What sad and lonely feng shui is all that emptiness, and in my Wealth corner, to boot ;)
But without further ado, here are my beauty products. It might seem like a lot, but by beauty blogger standards ... not so much.
|Top drawer of tiny organizer meant to store paper|
|Spinning 5-compartment office supplies holder that I use for tall skinny things, |
such as brushes, tools, and tubes of things
|Goodies stashed in a mint julep cup at left|
To the right: Lip glosses I find pretty but never use because ... (see lip gloss article)
|The workhorse brushes (others are in a different compartment in this lazy Susan)|
|Favorite fragrances in front of a lamp I made |
using decades of sea glass collected at the cottage
|The grab bowl|
|Other items (I made those Nantucket Lightship baskets, under my father's guidance)|
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into an area few besides I ever see.